Baseboards - Want to Give New Look to Your House
Everyone wants to live in the house of their dreams that consist of remarkably beautiful decor and finishing touch in every aspect. Hence, baseboard trim add more grace and charm to the décor of your dream home. Baseboards are the narrow wooden boards fixed running along with the bottom line of an interior wall also known as skirting.
Ø Purpose of Baseboards:
The purpose of the baseboard is to cover the joint between the wall surfaces and the floor. It covers the uneven edges of the meeting point of floor and interior wall resulting in the graceful and eye-catching work finishing. It also protects the edges and bottom line of the wall from being affected by the outside sources while washing or cleaning the floor. It adds grace to the wall and makes your house look lovely.
Ø Materials of Baseboards:
Generally, baseboards are made from softwoods. Pine is the most common softwood and is difficult to distinguish from hardwoods if stained properly while making baseboards. Medium density fiberboards (MDF Baseboards) technically they are neither wood nor hardwood and are usually sold primed as the primed wood are better and have less risk of damage. Plastic baseboards are also made and come in various plastic compounds. UPVC is the most common among all.
Ø How to choose Baseboards:
· Height of baseboards
Casings should be observed to determine the height of the baseboards. Casings are the moldings around the doors and windows of your home and the baseboard should be taller than the width of the casing. The baseboards should be noticeable but not so over showy. There are various ranges of prices for wooden baseboards depending on the type of wood and the height of the baseboard.
· Size of baseboards:
While sizing a baseboard for traditional style home a good starting point of baseboard should be at the ratio of seven percent. If the height of ceiling height is around eight feet high then the baseboard shall be of near about seven inches tall.
· The thickness of baseboards:
As the baseboards run along with the bottom line of the wall against the floor, a typical baseboard molding has a detail cut at the top edge with a curve or quarter round molding at the bottom edge. Generally, most of the baseboards are 0.5 to 1 inch thick and 3 to 8 inches tall.
· Cost of baseboards:
Baseboards made from softwoods are more cost-effective than hardwoods or other materials. However, the cost of baseboards depends on the area of the house where installing crown molding and baseboard are required and also depends on the style, quality, and width of baseboards to be installed.
· Match of door and window casing
Window casings are the finishing touch to a window inside the house and the same baseboards and moldings finish off a room, they match the same molding to give a room a cohesive look. Apart from the casings match there are countless designs to choose.